14:55 Kempton

Monday 1 May 2017

All13:4514:2014:5515:3016:0516:4017:1517:45

Matchbook Racing Is Commission Free 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle

Class 4  |   3m 110y  |   Good  |   4 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 14:56  |   Winning time: 6m 7.7s
Weighed In
1st
3
6/1
T: N J HendersonJ: J McGrath
Set slow pace, made virtually all, quickened 3 out, pushed clear when mistake last, ridden out, comfortably
2nd
8
2
610-13
7/4f
T: A KingJ: Wayne Hutchinson
Held up in rear, tracked leading pair before 3 out, went 2nd before next, outpaced between last 2, no chance after
3rd
10
1
11/4
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: Aidan Coleman
Disputed lead at slow pace to before 5th, tracked winner, outpaced when ridden after 3 out, lost 2nd before next, no chance after
4th
1 ½
5
510-13
9/4
T: H FryJ: N D Fehily
Tracked front pair to before 3 out, soon outpaced, well held before next

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Non-Runners

4
Monkey Puzzle123
Weight: 10-13|  Age: 5
T: O Sherwood  J: L P Aspell

Betting

Forecast

Criq Rock (7/4), Steel Bob (9/4), For Instance (11/4), Monkey Puzzle (9/2), Follow The Bear (6/1)

Verdict

Criq Rock hasn't shown enough bite in the finish so far to merit selection over this sort of trip, though he remains open to doing better than we have seen so far. For Instance got the job done over this trip in gritty fashion at Wetherby recently and is worth considering but he is conceding weight all round so the nod goes to MONKEY PUZZLE. He ran well at Doncaster to be second on hurdles bow in December and shaped as though this further examination of stamina will suit. Follow The Bear has shown some promise in novice events and represents a yard in flying form.
  1. Monkey Puzzle
  2. For Instance
  3. Criq Rock

Prize Money

1st: £3,899.002nd: £1,145.003rd: £572.004th: £286.00

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